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The response was very disappointing, like a well trained lap dog really, so I sent the following off to be laughed at…

Senator Christopher Murphy

Thank you for contacting me about foreign aid for the Palestinian people. I appreciate your correspondence and hope that you find this response hel…

—–Original Message—– 
From: “Iggy Makarevich”  
Sent: 9/8/2015 1:40:56 PM 
To: “Senator Christopher Murphy” <senator_@murphy.senate.gov
Cc: 
Subject: Re: A message from the office of Senator Christopher Murphy 

Senator, 

Israel is not our friend. Quite the opposite. I strongly believe that 100% 
of US aid to them should be stopped. I would support military action to 
remove them from the illegal settlements. 
Why do you support apartheid? It wasn’t alright in South Africa, why is it
okay for Israel to do it? We give them so much money, just because they 
demand it. Do you actually think any of the aid you spoke of gets to the 
Palestinians? If you do then you are at best a dupe. Why do you support 
genocide, Senator? 
Additionally I feel that all US politicians who are dual citizens must be 
removed from office and disqualified.
Thanks and remember the USS Liberty. 
Iggy Makarevich

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As you can see, America is missing a few years, nevertheless, we have come pretty close to making the effort to be at war with someone perpetual. The authorities are working to make sure that there are no gaps in future.
(Image off of Mint Press News on facebook.)

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War. It's what we do.

tyrauber Uploaded on Apr 26, 2011 One Actor, One Room, Seven Characters: 9/11. Traumatized by the September 11th attacks, one man struggles to dismantle official history, at the expense of his sanity and even his life. Grappling with multiple realities – and multiple personalities – he must retreat into his mind in pursuit of the truth. In a fictional film about non-fictional events, there is a place where belief and faith will blind you, where nothing is sacred, and to get there all you have to do is ask: “Who Killed John O’Neill?” a dead art film by ty rauber and ryan thurston a dead art film Producer & Director: Ty Rauber Writer & Performer: Ryan Thurston

Nicely done. Very nicely. It really draws you in and holds you. You will be gob-smacked at the amount of information presented herein. It is probably the most comprehensive review of the situation that I have ever seen. It does not go into the specifics of what happened on the day – and that is a good thing. What it does is review the history of what took place before the event – and links them all together. And the depth of that history is going to surprise you. The history revealed goes back as far as the late 50s and links to many events of the past, even the JFK assassination. It’s all connected. Connections, connections, connections. Indeed. The only thing I find odd is that the connection to a certain Middle Eastern “ally” is not mentioned at all. A bit disappointing, for on that day that whole rabbit hole opened up in stark horror. But, you know, “[They] were only there to document the event.” I would have really liked to see those connections included. Overall, I find this most excellent. If you watch it you will gain knowledge that few have. An amazing amount of research went into this; and it is all fact checkable. Enjoy. Peace

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Yes siree, Bob,

I guarantee you that this simple action will go a long way towards that end.

The TV and radio are not on our side.

Those days are over.

Be aware.

Peace.

Thank you for at least trying, Mr. Durbin.

I do not think the proposition will be successful due to the experience of living as long as I have, but there is a tiny smidgeon of hope to it all if it is perceived a vote-getter. The problem itself will come crashing down to bedrock at some point that’s probably not so far off.

It won’t help my personal situation, naturally, way too late for that…I am well and truly trapped…  but it would help countless millions of kids who will otherwise leave the starting gate pre-sentenced to live a very unpleasant life.

In my opinion it falls far short of the real need in that it only covers private loans.

There should be NO discrimination. Right? But Mr. Durbin must, I suppose, being one of them after all, protect the government at all costs. Regardless of said government being a several orders of magnitude greater threat than the private crooks.

Even so, it is a refreshing thing to see.

A friend passed along a great link, but as so few click on anything here I thought it best to get the word out by just reposting the darn thing below with all due credits and thanks.

The ThinkProgress article.

Democratic Senator Compares Private Student Loans To Dickens-Era Of Debt Prisons

By Travis Waldron on Dec 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Charles DickensThe inability of Americans to discharge student loan debt in bankruptcy proceedings creates a system of indebtedness like the one that existed during the era of Charles Dickens, when people who couldn’t afford to pay their debts were routinely tossed into prisons, a top Democratic senator declared this week.

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin (D) has introduced legislation that would make it easier to discharge private student debt in bankruptcy proceedings, much as people are able to do with debt from mortgages, credit cards, and other loans. But even as Americans are collectively swimming in nearly a trillion dollars of student debt — $150 billion of which is owed to private lenders — the legislation has gone nowhere, leaving them crushed by debt they often can’t repay, Durbin said:

How can it be that the deck is so stacked against students who borrowed to go through school? How can “certainty of hopelessness” be the standard for borrowers to obtain any relief in bankruptcy court. This harkens back to the debtors prisons of Europe and England. Charles Dickens would have a ball with this standard.

Congress needs to address this issue. Right now there is $150 billion in outstanding private student loan debt that is crushing many borrowers -– $150 billion. I have a bill, the Fairness for Struggling Students Act, that would once again permit private student loans to be discharged in bankruptcy as they were before 2005. Mark my words, there is no good reason why private student loans should be treated differently in bankruptcy from any other type of private unsecured debt.

Nearly every other type of debt is easily discharged in bankruptcy, but student loan debt, particularly that which is acquired through private lenders and for-profit colleges, is not, even as the total amount of student debt held by Americans has ballooned in recent decades. Undoing those restrictions as Durbin suggests would do away with what The Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal called “a giant subsidy to private agents” who lend to students.

The growth in debt has had severe effects on the nation’s economy, and those effects could pose an even bigger risk in the future. The growth in student debt has held back the housing recovery since the Great Recession, and a growing number of America’s elderly are being crushed by debt they took on to help family members attend college. The securitization of student loans by big banks has made it possible that loans could be the next “debt bomb” facing the economy, similar in structure (if not in size) to the mortgage bubble that burst before the recession.

Given that 80 percent of bankruptcy lawyers have reported a “substantial increase” in clients struggling with student debt, Durbin’s legislation to undo bankruptcy restrictions could reduce the threat posed by the growing mass of student debt Americans hold. (HT: Kay Steiger)

It is an awful, awful world we live in.

Peace.

This is so weird. Seriously. As I watched this film, I experienced the strangest contradictory feelings.

That is because this is obviously a North Korean government production, or at the least made by some entity closely aligned and I don’t know who that might be, unless it’s this Sabine character (who is quite likely a NK government agent) so I am sticking with government made propaganda… The production values are quite high and it is rather well made.

As we all know, the DPRK is the most repressive country on Earth and treats the people unfortunate enough to live there as slaves, yes, prisoners, even, in freakishly bizarre conditions decidedly difficult for we the civilized to imagine living through.

The people are akin to automatons, not of their own choosing, but because they have been trained from birth in doctrines of superiority and to worship whichever Dear Leader holds the throne as a superhuman God. They know no other reality.

So the thing is, the majority of the information presented is simply spot on, as anyone who has done any looking into the realities of our Western society and culture will clearly recognize.

There are also a few blatant untruths contained within as I’m sure you will notice, as well. And what is said of the Australian people frankly pissed me right the f7^k off.

All this is presented by a ‘professor’ of some sort who is clearly a government spokesman himself. I find it quite amusing that his face is blurred, given the context of his glorification of the leader, a man directly responsible for the deaths of millions of his own people, many through the most heinous system of punishment yet devised by man. It’s incredible. Seriously. And I had to keep watching it. So strange.

In the description it’s said the film is not for internal consumption. Well, duh. Only those priviledged enough to be allowed to live in Pyongyang have regular television, assuming the sporadic electrical supply is operational, which is usually not happening. The rest of the country has basically none. Additionally, it would not be a good idea to let the prisoners, I mean population, see any glimpses of anything available outside their jail, er, country. Remember, this is a country where you need a permit to visit relatives across town, a country where you can not go to the beach, a country where something as small as inadvertently sitting on a state newspaper with a picture of the leader facing upwards will get you either shot dead in a public display or a lifetime sentence in a concentration camp.

This is such a strange and accurate, for the most part, presentation of the evil we here live under – given by what amounts to the most evil and frightening place on this earth. It is, in a word, hypocrisy… of the highest order.

Here it is:
PROPAGANDA | FULL ENGLISH VERSION (2012)

Published on Jul 13, 2012 by 

Here is the formal statement I gave to Federal Police on 16 June 2012:

On a trip to visit family in Seoul in April, I was approached by a man and a woman who claimed to be North Korean defectors. They presented me with a DVD that recently came into their possession and asked me to translate it. They also asked me to post the completed film on the Internet so that it could reach a worldwide audience. I believed what I was told and an agreement was made to protect their identities (and mine).

Despite my concerns about what I was viewing when I returned home, I proceeded to translate and post the film on You Tube because of the film’s extraordinary content. I have now made public my belief that this film was never intended for a domestic audience in the DPRK. Instead, I believe that these people, who presented themselves as ‘defectors’ specifically targeted me because of my reputation as a translator and interpreter.

Furthermore, I now believe these people work for the DPRK. The fact that I have continued to translate and post the film in spite of this belief does not make me complicit in their intention to spread their ideology. I chose to keep posting this film because – regardless of who made it – I believe people should see it because of the issues it raises and I stand by my right to post it for people to share and discuss freely with each other.

Sabine

I have translated this film, laid in the English voice over and subtitles, and on legal advice have blurred the identity of the presenter and/or blacked out certain elements.

0:00 Introduction
6:54 Creating Ideas & Illusions
16:48 Fear
19:35 Religion
25:00 Beware the 1%
28:10 Emulating Psychosis
31:21 Rewriting History
41:15 The Birth of Propaganda
45:49 Cover Ups and Omissions
54:10 Complicity
58:05 Censorship
1:01:50 International Diplomacy
1:06:14 Television
1:08:11 Advertising
1:14:36 The Cult of Celebrity
1:22:34 Distraction
1:28:01 Terrorism
1:35:00 The Revolution Starts Now

Please share and discuss with as many people as you can, and if you have questions for me or want to discuss the content further, please do so below or go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Propagandafilm/427263763965283

Note: I just went to that Facebook page… and was shocked to see that someone on my friends list had liked it. That creeped me right out!

Peace

The following report is reprinted from Yahoo! News, because you need to know; and no one clicks my links.

South Korea seizes capsules containing powdered flesh of dead babies

By Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow – 18 hrs ago

A baby in China wears a protective face mask (AP/Kin Cheung)

A baby in China wears a protective face mask (AP/Kin Cheung)

The South Korean government revealed Monday that it recently seized thousands of capsules filled with the powdered flesh of dead babies. Reportedly, some people believe the powder has medicinal purposes and was created in northeastern China.

South Korea has reportedly been reluctant to criticize China directly over the incident, out of fears of creating diplomatic friction with the country. But the process by which the powder is allegedly created is one of the most disturbing stories imaginable.

According to the Korea Customs Service, the bodies of dead babies are chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned into powder. The customs officials have refused to say exactly where the babies come from or who is responsible for making the capsules.

China has already been in the spotlight over activist Chen Guangcheng, whose work involves protesting the government’s sterilization and forced abortion policies. It was recently reported that China is working to “soften“ its one-child policy slogans, though not the actual policy itself.

Last year, Chinese officials ordered an investigation into the manufacturing of drugs made from dead fetuses or newborn babies. Nonetheless, South Korean officials said in a statement they have discovered 35 smuggling attempts since last August, during which 17,450 capsules labeled as “stamina boosters” were discovered. Rather than containing any inherent medicinal properties, the capsules are said to contain dangerous bacteria and other harmful, unspecified ingredients.

Amazingly, none of the smugglers have been arrested in the various confiscations because the South Korean customs officials said the amounts of human flesh contained in the capsules were too small and were not intended for direct sale. The smugglers claimed to have no knowledge of the human flesh content, saying they believed the capsules were ordinary stamina-boosting pills.

I have known for a long time that the perceptions held by the Chinese and apparently Asia at large are radically different from the perceptions and views I am familiar with and that human life does not have quite the same meaning or value.

But this is… repulsive.

And no one is going to be arrested. Of this I am quite certain.

Some of this profoundly ignorant belief in the magical properties of various substances was touched on in my post long ago on the extraction of bodily fluids from bears under conditions such that the bears were driven to commit suicide. Yes, bears. Asian “medicine” (read: superstition) also feels that if whatever they’re seeking is extracted while the creature is alive…  then it is even more powerful. Right. Ignorance!

Before my near-suicidal depression drives me to blustering foolishness, however, I’d best say right now that the superstition would appear to be not completely universal, seeing, obviously, as how the South Korean authorities did indeed confiscate these abominations, so, there is that. Which is good. But…

These Pills Are Made Out Of People!

Babies!

But we won’t mention the jaw-droppingly lame excuse given by the customs officials. Somewhat telling, isn’t it?

Odd… The weird and discounted Fortean story of the Dropa just popped itself up in the midst of trying to fathom how people could think that chopping up dead baby bodies into little pieces so theyd dry out faster is perfectly mundane.

Maybe they really ARE  aliens…

Creepy.

Peace.

Really, there isn’t.

And here, folks, is the undeniable photographic proof.

The DPRK, at night, from space. Click to enlarge.A photograph, from space, of the Korean peninsula at night.

Someone, it seems, has kindly added borders.

The lights at the bottom are that evening’s electrically generated photonic output of the South Korean populace.
The big, central green and pinkish-white blob is Incheon and Seoul and other cities in the vicinity.

Note the rather large dark chunk just above all that.

That’s the DPRK, or, North Korea.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Satan.

There is no electricity there.

Just one more thing the people must deal with.

(Screen capture from the film Kimjongilia.)

Peace.

Uploaded by on Jun 18, 2009

A brief film re-enacting a true story about revolutionary scientist and humanitarian, Dr. Wilhelm Reich.

Nice guy, that Wilhelm, eh, helping folks out like that…

That sort of thing should happen a lot more.

Been a Reich fan for a long time and saw this little film in a post on ATS. It’s quite nicely done.

Saddened was I at the debunko-trolls that pounced on the thread with a vengeance. Jeez. Yes, very sad. Closed minds and I do not get along well, I’m afraid.

It pleases me to say that I have been to Dr. Reich’s house in Maine. Rangeley, Maine, to be exact. It is just beautiful up there. Seriously. It was quite a few years ago now. Went there with two of my Fortean friends, one James ‘Pucabob’ Boyd, who I’d been staying with for a few days and one Greg Sullivan, who came up for the museum sortie with his lady.

Officially, the place is called Orgonon. There are several buildings which served as home, laboratory and research center.

There are also quite a few cloudbusters scattered about. I have a nice picture of Greg (was I in it, too? been a while…) beside one which I’ll add, maybe, if I can find it. It is now a museum run by a trust he set up in 1957. There’s a website, of course; get to it by operating your device on this virtual text.

They had an operating orgone generator, complete with meters showing some activity within.

Fascinating stuff.

Read up on him. You’ll be quite surprised at what you find.

Interesting that the government arrested him on a trumped up BS charge, destroyed nearly all of his books, notes and research; and threw away the key. He died in jail. A real McCarthy type slap to the face of science.

You know, I would be willing to bet you that at the core of that governmental step back into the stone age was his work on human sexuality… can’t have any help in that area can we, dear amerika? God, my country is such a ship of fools.

Sucks to be us.

Peace.

Okay, I was going to keep it short and sweet, but, on second thought, I hope you don’t mind me adding the “official” documentary film on this fine fellow… Ha! We actually watched this on a TV set in a room down under the main museum building. Nice to see they have a YouTube channel … and do note that you’ll find that Part 3 refers to what I posited just above.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Uploaded by on Jul 28, 2010

http://www.wilhelmreichmuseum.org/about.html
Man’s Right to Know is a factually accurate introduction to the life and work of Wilhelm Reich, M.D. (1897-1957), an Austrian psychiatrist, research physician and scientist. This 28-minute introduction was produced by the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust which was created by Reich himself in his Last Will & Testament in March 1957.

More peace.

The Federal Government is Monsanto.

Monsanto IS The Federal Government

The Federal Government is Goldman Sachs.

Goldman Sachs IS The Federal Government

Ah, good old Venn diagrams… Nice aren’t they? Creepy, these two, eh?

Do you see what we are fighting? Do you see the self-perpetuating corruption? The infamous ‘revolving door’? Surely you do. How can you not?

Note that these diagrams do not contain everyone, just some random high-profilers… there are more of the guilty named in the links, but be warned if you want to look into it… this rabbit hole is deep and veiny. Sound repulsive? Good! It IS!

These corporations; and there are many; have their tentacles everywhere. There should be a diagram for every corporatist concern, the military-industrial complex would be good. Could sell them as playing cards like they did for the 9/11 government perps.

Sorry about the brevity of this thread…  I am having a bout of writer’s block,. There’s also a bit of a time thing going on here, trying to, you know, get things done. One or two of them at least. It is hoped that you’ll be inspired by the insanity you see delineated in the graphics above to find out more. Even if it’s just reading the threads and articles linked below.

Don’t forget to pass on what you’ve learned to others… that is the important part.

Relevant threads for your research, each with much linkage and info:

Peace.

Uploaded by on Feb 2, 2007

Circa 1945, How does your country rate on a democrasy / despotism scale?

Also:
Uploaded by on Mar 28, 2009

[…]
Harold D. Laswell, Ph.D. begins with the statement, “Avoid the comfortable idea that the mere form of government can of itself safeguard a nation against despotism.” He then encourages a person to look beyond fine words and noble phrases and to use a couple of scales as yardsticks to measure the levels of democracy or despotism that may exist in a community.

Despotism

A production from back in 1945 by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Inc. for the Erpi Classroom Film series with Harold D. Lasswell, Ph.D., a political scientist at Yale University.

I am pretty sure this educational film, produced for American classrooms, would never be shown to kids today.

That’s because the youngsters would then have the information they need to see exactly what is going on around them. And, gosh, think for themselves, maybe. And we certainly can’t allow that now, can we? Oh, Heavens, no!

Since it was made when it was, the reference despotic state is, as you’d expect, Germany. Don’t get your head all bottlenecked by concentrating on that, though. It’s irrelevant – and as well these days there’s a lot of it about…

The film starts by examining Respect and Power. Explaining that a growing lack of respect for the beliefs and orientations of various groups, “getting an even break,” as they put it, is a telling sign of decline from democracy to despotism. Up next as the second ‘biggie’ is Power; the spread of same within a community, or, how many people get to share in a community’s vital decisions is also put on a scale with a nice sliding pointer. I note sadly that this pointer never seems to go up in the film.

Then we get into Economic Distribution and Information, areas which do much to aid and abet the two scales discussed above. When land ownership is mostly in the hands of a few, when the availability of jobs and entrepreneurial opportunity is in the hands of a few, when the system of taxation is applied in oppressive ways to those not wealthy – these things combine, destructively, in rapid fashion; and the result is the destruction of the middle class and then – despotism.

The availability of Information when limited and manipulated via control of the media and the requirement for the people to accept these false reports without question is very bad according to this film. I am sure you will agree. I note that when I was a lad there were so many independent sources of information… hundreds. Now there are six. Including radio. Six. They don’t leave out education… the training of teachers to spew BS and denigrate students who dare question the ‘facts,’ forever stifling creativity and innovation, not to mention humanity is well covered.

That pointer’s peggin’ the bottom, man.

Scary how every single thing discussed is happening right now, right outside my window.

That’s so sad. A crying shame.

My community doesn’t do so well on the charts presented herein, but not too awful. Yet. That’s, I think, mainly because a heck of a lot of “them” live here. We have a Bugatti dealer, you know… Bet yours doesn’t get all that high up on the good side either. Am I right?

This sort of film, once common, should be revived as a genre and made required viewing in every school. And not just here in America, no, it should be the norm everywhere.

Hope you like.

Peace

A few days ago, the uploader of this video sent me Part 1 of this documentary. I finally got around to watching it and found it to be most excellent.

It is a production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in 4 parts and made in 2010. Terence McKenna directed it for a series called DocZone.

The film’s scope is rather complete, as you’d expect. It contains much in depth coverage of many of the critical events before, during and after the global economic disaster of 2008. Many interviews of those who have been deeply affected along with high level government types and media people from all over the world as well as authors of note are presented. Quite a lot of seriously dirty laundry is exposed.

Chock a block with tons of interesting footage, too… Tent cities in California; political snippets; scenes shot inside the “boss-nappings” in France, yet more scenes of the guilty; some shockingly profound stupidity in Spain that is so hard to believe – and then more of it in Dubai – and of course those riots erupting all over the place.

I like it. Do watch. Took me a couple of days to fit it in but it was worth it.

And now…

Meltdown – The Global Financial Crisis

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Uploaded by on Jan 13, 2012

http://www.peoplestandup.ca

by Terence McKenna’s voice that this is from “DocZone,” a CBC.ca series.

The credit crunch

The global financial crisis (GFC) or global economic crisis is commonly believed to have begun in July 2007 with the credit crunch, when a loss of confidence by US investors in the value of sub-prime mortgages caused a liquidity crisis. This, in turn, resulted in the US Federal Bank injecting a large amount of capital into financial markets. By September 2008, the crisis had worsened as stock markets around the globe crashed and became highly volatile. Consumer confidence hit rock bottom as everyone tightened their belts in fear of what could lie ahead.

The sub-prime crisis and housing bubble

The housing market in the United States suffered greatly as many home owners who had taken out sub-prime loans found they were unable to meet their mortgage repayments. As the value of homes plummeted, the borrowers found themselves with negative equity. With a large number of borrowers defaulting on loans, banks were faced with a situation where the repossessed house and land was worth less on today’s market than the bank had loaned out originally. The banks had a liquidity crisis on their hands, and giving and obtaining loans became increasingly difficult as the fallout from the sub-prime lending bubble burst. This is commonly referred to as the credit crunch.

Although the housing collapse in the United States is commonly referred to as the trigger for the global financial crisis, some experts who have examined the events over the past few years, and indeed even politicians in the United States, may believe that the financial system was needed better regulation to discourage unscrupulous lending.

The global financial crisis enters a new phase

The collapse of Lehman Brothers on September 14, 2008 marked the beginning of a new phase in the global financial crisis. Governments around the world struggled to rescue giant financial institutions as the fallout from the housing and stock market collapse worsened. Many financial institutions continued to face serious liquidity issues. The Australian government announced the first of it’s stimulus packages aimed to jump-start the slowing economy.

The U.S. government proposed a $700 billion rescue plan, which subsequently failed to pass because some members of US Congress objected to the use of such a massive amount of taxpayer money being spent to bail out Wall Street investment bankers who some people may have believed could be one of the causes of the global financial crisis.

By September and October of 2008, people began investing heavily in gold, bonds and US dollar or Euro currency as it was seen as a safer alternative to the ailing housing or stock market.

In January of 2009 US President Obama proposed federal spending of around $1 trillion in an attempt to improve the state of the financial crisis. The Australian government also proposed another stimulus package, pledging to give cash handouts to tax payers, and spend more money on longer-term infrastructure projects. Australia’s response to the global financial crisis – the first stimulus package
Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd and Treasurer Wayne Swan delivered their first budget in response to the global financial crisis, with the main objective being to fight inflation – a major problem in the local economy at the time.

Australia’s response to the global financial crisis – the first stimulus package

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd and Treasurer Wayne Swan delivered their first budget in response to the global financial crisis, with the main objective being to fight inflation – a major problem in the local economy at the time.

In October 2008 the Rudd government announced that it would guarantee bank deposits. With the economy facing a recession, an economic stimulus package worth $10.4 billion was announced. This included payments to seniors, carers and families. The payment were made in December 2008, just in time for Christmas spending, and retailers predominantly reported strong sales. The first home buyer’s grant was doubled to $14,000 for existing homes, and tripled to $21,000 for new homes.

The automotive industry was also given a helping hand, as several major lenders had withdrawn from the market completely, leaving banks to fill the gaps in lending.

The crisis continues – a second stimulus package is announced

A second, even larger economic stimulus package was announced by the Australian government in February 2009. $47 billion was allocated to help boost the economy:

Wow!

Just remember, though, as stated at the end… we are far from being out of hot water.

Psychopaths run amok. We pay.

Peace.

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And…

I wish this site could be on strike,
but WordPress.com does not afford access to allow it.

Sad about that.

Hey, it’s the Pope of Hope™’s favorite toy —

Drone of the OWS

Nice. Very.

And the text is of course altogether fitting, proper and true.

Seriously… Who made this thing?

#1 War Tool of the 1%

Yes, it is, now that you mention it, especially culture-wise.

To have the OPotus casually joking by making threats about targeting with a couple of these would be suitors of his daughters at a nationally televised event… and have people laughing along… really says something about a country’s soul.

That helps bring the day closer, you know, the day that you see an MQ-9 Reaper in your neighborhood, lookin’ to make a nice round 16′ hole.

Yes, indeed.

Peace.

There is so much blood on Israel’s hands… so much. Including Americans. They are not only apartheid in the extreme, their genocidal skills improve every day. What they are subjecting the Palestinians to is nothing short of a re-enactment of their precious Holocaust™.

Boycott. Divest. Sanction.

Remove the Zionists. These orthodox rabbis agree wholeheartedly with this position.

For the sake of humanity.

This is an example barcode from an Israeli-made product. It starts with 7 29.

The new Mark of the Beast. Don’t buy it.

Israel's barcode ID, so you can boycott them.

Don’t perpetrate their crimes….
Africa to Gaza Aid Convoy
http://www.facebook.com/africa.to.gaza.aid.convoy
— with Ansata Ibn Halima, Swaleh Daf and Abdulrahman El-darrat.

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Judging by this statement he made concerning the Occupy Wall Street movement, it seems that indeed, U.S. Congressman and Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Peter King of Seaford, NY hates freedom and is quite matter-of-fact about it.

He is, in my view, quite obviously a nasty little prick who hates all that is good. I wonder how much dirt we can dig up on this man. A heck of a lot, I’d bet.

US Congressman Peter King hates freedom. He's a prick.

The text on this photo, provided by Occupy Milwaukee, reads, (for your pasting convenience):

U.S. Congressman Peter King had this to say about the #OccupyWallSt movement,

“[W]e have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy.” he warned.

“I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy,” he said.

“We can’t allow that to happen.”

I bet he thinks he’s a good, upstanding, patriotic American.

He’s not.

Obviously.

He’s the exact opposite. He’s a shill.

Obviously as well, the good news is, if this Homeland Security Repugnican felt the need to say this on a sick right-wing talk radio show – It’s Working!

A commenter, NoRuleButThree, on a brief article on this matter at PolitickerNY by David Freedlander said it very nicely:

All this shows is that those who would see us beaten, broken and defeated are scared of the power we have. Not the power they’ve given us or the power that we’ve taken from them. But the power that we have always had. WE are the ones with the power to choose THEM. Not the other way around. They may try to silence us. They may try to convince everyone else that we’re wrong. They may try to cheapen our cause by calling us names but the fact still remains that WE are the ones with the power.

We are the numbers and we are the strength. This will end in one of two ways and the choice is OURS not THEIRS.

We can either refuse to give up, refuse to allow the atrocities to continue and force a change or we can give up and crawl back down into the poverty that THEIR systems have created.

Power to the people!

I don’t do the mainstream media thing very much at all, as it just upsets me, but the radio station I listen to plays the “news” reports of the ever more putrid by the minute NPR, or National Public Radio and I have noticed that they have recently started to cover the Occupy events whereas before they did not. Sadly they report only the government line. (Like they do on everything.) For example they stated the other day that the folks on Wall Street forcibly “took” the Brooklyn Bridge – when in reality – they were tricked onto it by the NYPD so that nasty force of paramilitarized storm troopers could have an excuse to arrest a few hundred of them.

I bet this King twerp had something to do with that…

Sigh.

Never Quit, Ever!

ETA: Come to think of it, I am reminded of this quote:

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.” – Albert Einstein

Thanks, Al.

I’ve had this picture for a while now. You might have seen it. They won, those terrorists, that they did. But neither the guy in this image nor any of his fellows had anything to do with it. They’re not the terrorists. Nope.

As whoever pasted those words on this image realizes, the USA is now the laughing stock of the entire world. And deservedly so. War on terror my ass. More and more I am ashamed to be a part of it. More and more I want to pack up and go, leaving the ignorant, mindless dolts to their fate. You know, I wasn’t going to even put any commentary in this post. But I just couldn’t. Going to an enslavement meeting today, by the way. Wish me luck.

We are the laughing stock the world. I hope you government supporters are happy.

 

Mrs. MooreI have posted this article on both High Strangeness and Iggy Makarevich recently. I am posting it here on WATT now, too, as I feel it should be seen by as many people as possible.

Many people have gone through what I am experiencing and with the aging of America, many more soon will be.

My situation has not reached this point quite yet, but, as noted in my intro below it is imminent… my aunt will soon be living in one of these places. The one owned by the town would be nice, as I am familiar with it and would be relieved of many worries.

When, many years ago I looked for a place with my Dad for my Mom before we got the town facility locked in, we saw many where this article would be, I do believe, most relevant.

So, starting from the top…

Searching for knowledge in the complex and nerve-wracking area of elder care, (due to my aunt’s imminent immersion into this maelstrom of dark, dense horse-pucky), I came across an attorney’s website from New Haven, Connecticut.

On the links for lawyers page it listed the following article by the National Senior Citizens Law Center as no longer available and it was indeed not there.

Not having any of that, as you might imagine. There is a need here for awareness of impending bullshit, so, on to Mister Peabody’s most excellent Wayback Machine it was. And lo and behold, there it was.

And here, for your enlightenment and reference, is said article.

15 Falsehoods Told By Nursing Facilities

Eric Carlson
National Senior Citizens Law Center
(213) 639-0939, ext. 313
ecarlson at nsclc dot org

INTRODUCTION TO PROBLEM

In 1986 the National Institute of Medicine published a study on nursing facilities. The study found that:

! Residents didn’t receive enough individualized attention; and

! State and federal law focused on mechanical measures of care, and as a result didn’t do nearly enough to protect residents.

In 1987 Congress passed the Nursing Home Reform Law (OBRA ‘87).

The Nursing Home Reform Law applies to every resident of any facility certified to accept payment from Medicare and/or Medicaid.

The Nursing Home Reform Law is located at sections 1395i-3 and 1396r of Title 42 of the United States Code. Sections 1395i-3 and 1396r are essentially identical; section 1395i-3 applies to Medicare-certified facilities; section 1396r applies to Medicaid-certified facilities.

The federal regulations (applicable to facilities that are Medicare-certified and/or Medicaid-certified) are located at section 483 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations. CMS’s Surveyor’s Guidelines to those regulations are found in Appendix PP of CMS’s State Operations Manual.

The Nursing Home Reform Law is based upon the premise that each resident deserves individualized care.

Section 483.25 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations provides that a nursing facility must provide the services that the resident needs “to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.”

Each state has a separate body of law that applies to every nursing facility licensed in the state. On occasions state law applies in situations in which the federal law provides no help.

ADVOCACY BASICS

Too many residents and advocates defer inappropriately to facility employees.

Disputes generally do not involve the interpretation of technical medical information.

Rather, disputes arise when a nursing facility refuses to do something that obviously is in the resident’s best interests.

Problems should be directed up the facility’s chain of command: ÷ nurse aide, nurse, director of nursing, administrator, and corporate manager.

JOHN DOE ENCOUNTERS COMMON NURSING FACILITY FALSEHOODS

Falsehood #1: “We can’t admit John unless John Jr. signs as a ‘Responsible Party.’”

Nursing Home Reform Law prohibits a nursing facility from requiring a third-party guarantee of payment as a condition of admission or continued stay. Section 483.12(d) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

“Responsible Party” language is an attempted evasion of the law.

John Jr. believes that he is becoming a contact person, although he purportedly is “volunteering” to become financially responsible.

For three reasons, “responsible party” provisions are illegal and unenforceable:

1. “Responsible party” provisions are used to require guarantees, in direct violation of federal law.

2. “Responsible party” provisions provide no consideration to either a resident or the “responsible party.”

3. “Responsible party” provisions are deceptive.

The reasoning of this outline is supported by the case of Podolsky v. First Healthcare Corporation, 50 Cal. App. 4th 632, 58 Cal. Rptr. 2d 89 (1996).

Falsehood #2: “The nursing staff will determine the care that John will receive.”

A facility must complete a full assessment of a resident’s condition within 14 days after admission, and at least once every 12 months thereafter. More limited assessments must be done at least quarterly. Section 483.20(b), (c) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Assessments are done with a standardized assessment instrument called the Minimum Data Set (“MDS”).

Assessments are used for development of a comprehensive care plan, which must be prepared initially within seven days after completion of the first full assessment. Every three months, care plans must be reviewed and, if necessary, revised. Section 483.20(d), (k) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

A resident and/or resident’s representative has a right to participate in a care plan conference. Section 483.20(k) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

A care plan must include measurable objectives and timetables. Section 483.20(k) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Too many care plans are perfunctory. Residents and family members should take care plans seriously.

Falsehood #3: “John can’t receive Medicare reimbursement because we have determined that he needs custodial care only.”

Medicare pays for up to 100 days, if resident —

1) Is hospitalized for at least three nights;

2) Needs skilled nursing services or skilled rehabilitation services.

Days 21 through 100 have daily co-payment of $105.

John can force the facility to submit a bill.

Procedure required by the Stipulation and Order in the case of Sarrassat v. Sullivan (N.D.Cal. 1989).

Nursing facility makes initial determination on whether or not to submit bill.

Resident has right to force facility to submit a “demand bill.”

Resident cannot be charged for any amount for which Medicare subsequently may pay.

Falsehood #4: “We can’t give John therapy services because he isn’t making progress.”

This denial may be blamed on medical judgment or Medicare rules.

If the denial is based on medical judgment, the facility should be informed that a facility is responsible for trying to “maintain” a resident’s condition: “a facility must ensure that [a] resident’s abilities in activities of daily living do not diminish unless circumstances of the individual’s clinical condition demonstrate that diminution was unavoidable.” Section 483.25(a)(1) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (emphasis added).

If the denial is blamed on Medicare rules, there are two rebuttal points to be made:

1. Payment source should not affect the care provided. Section 483.12(c)(1) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

2. Medicare reimbursement does not necessarily require “progress.” Resident must need “skilled nursing services” or “skilled rehabilitation services.” Sections 409.31-409.35 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Falsehood #5: “We can’t give John therapy services because his Medicare reimbursement has expired, and Medicaid doesn’t pay for therapy.”

Facilities constantly attempt to tie care to payment source. This way of thinking must be resisted.

This payment-source discrimination is most obvious when a resident transfers from Medicare eligibility to Medicaid eligibility.

There is a gross disparity between the per diem rates for Medicare and Medicaid.

Appropriate therapy should be provided regardless of the form of payment.

1. Services are required.

Federal law requires that resident receive services necessary “to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.” Section 483.25 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

2. Services must not vary by source of payment.

A nursing facility “must establish and maintain identical policies and practices regarding transfer, discharge, and the provision of services required under the State [Medicaid] plan for all individuals regardless of source of payment.” Section 483.12(c)(1) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (emphasis added).

3. Therapy must be provided under a Medicaid per diem rate.

The Surveyor’s Guidelines to Section 483.45(a) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations provide that therapy services must be provided “even when the services are not specifically enumerated in the State [Medicaid] plan.” (Emphasis added.)

In California, and probably other states, a nursing facility can receive additional Medicaid reimbursement for therapy services provided to a resident. Section 400-18 of the Medi-Cal Long-Term Care Provider Manual (Criteria for NF TAR Authorization (Valdivia v. Coye)).

Falsehood #6: “Because John is no longer eligible for Medicare reimbursement, he must leave his Medicare-certified bed.”

A nursing facility may seek Medicare certification for all or some of the facility’s beds.

Distinct-part certification does not prevent a bed from being used for a resident paying privately or through Medicaid.

A resident has the right to refuse a transfer within a facility if the purpose of the transfer is to move the resident to or from a Medicare-certified bed. Section 483.10(o) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Falsehood #7: “John must be tied into his chair so that he doesn’t wander away from the facility.”

A resident has the right to be free from “any physical or chemical restraint imposed for purposes of discipline or convenience and not required to treat the resident’s medical symptoms.” Section 483.13 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

The term “physical restraint” includes (among other things) vest restraints, hand mitts, seat belts, bed rails, and chairs that are angled to prevent the resident from getting out. Surveyor’s Guideline to section 483.13(a) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Appendix PP to CMS State Operations Manual.

A restraint can be imposed only “to ensure the physical safety of the resident or other residents, and [except in an emergency,] only upon the written order of a physician that specifies the duration and circumstances und er whic h the restraints are to be used.” Sections 1395i-3(c)(1)(A)(ii) and 1396r(c)(1)(A)(ii) of Title 42 of the United States Code.

Although, as listed above, the law recognizes the use of restraints to protect residents, current nursing research increasingly sees the use of restraints as a factor in increasing the number of falls, and/or the severity of injury in the falls that occur.

Falsehood #8: “John has to wake up at 6:00 a.m. because we don’t have enough nurse aides to accommodate individual schedules.”

Nursing Home Reform Law is meant to assure that residents are treated as individual human beings.

! “A facility must care for its residents in a manner and in an environment that promotes maintenance or enhancement of each resident’s quality of life.” Section 483.15 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

! A resident has the right “to reside and receive services with reasonable accommodation of individual needs and preferences, except where the health or safety of the individual or other residents would be endangered.” Sections 1395i-3(c)(1)(A)(v)(I) and 1396r(c)(1)(A)(v)(I) of Title 42 of the United States Code (emphasis added).

! “[A] resident has the right to [c]hoose activities, schedules, and health care consistent with his or her interests, assessments, and plans of care.” Section 483.15(b) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Falsehood #9: “We must insert a feeding tube into John because he is not finishing his meals during mealtime.”

A facility must assist a resident in maintaining the resident’s ability to eat. Section 483.25 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Surveyor’s Guidelines mention specific steps that a facility might take, including: prompting the resident to eat; providing therapy to improve swallowing skills; or simply feeding the resident. Surveyor’s Guideline to Section 483.25, Appendix PP to CMS State Operations Manual.

Tube feeding should be done only if absolutely necessary. Section 483.25(g) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Falsehood #10: “John’s children can visit only during visiting hours.”

A limitation on visiting hours conflicts with the idea that a nursing facility should be “home.”

“[I]mmediate family or other relatives” have the right to visit at any time. Section 483.10(j) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

For visits late at night, the Surveyor’s Guidelines to Section 483.10(j) suggest that visits might take place outside of the resident’s room.

Falsehood #11: “We don’t have to readmit John from the hospital because his bedhold period has expired.”

In most states, a resident is entitled to a bed hold of a few days or a week or two. Medicaid generally will pay for the bed hold.

Even if a bed-hold has expired, a nursing facility must readmit a resident eligible for Medicaid reimbursement from the hospital, if the nursing facility has an available bed. Section 483.12(b) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Falsehood #12: “John must pay any amount set by the facility for ‘extra’ charges.”

Amount of charges are limited by the admission agreement, based on standard principles of contract law.

Medicare and Medicaid must be accepted as payment in full. Section 483.10(c) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Falsehood #13: “We have no available space in which residents or family members could meet.”

Residents and resident’s family members have the right to form resident councils and family councils, respectively. If such a group forms, a facility is obligated to provide the group with a private meeting space, and must designate a facility employee as a liaison with the group. Section 483.15 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

A facility must seriously consider, and respond to, all complaints or recommendations made by a resident or family council. Section 483.15 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Falsehood #14: “John must leave the facility because he is a difficult resident.”

Under the Nursing Home Reform Law, there are only six legitimate reasons for eviction:

! The resident has failed to pay.

! The resident no longer needs nursing facility care.

! The nursing facility is going out of business.

! The resident’s needs cannot be met in a nursing facility.

! The resident’s presence in the nursing facility endangers other’s safety.

! The resident’s presence in the nursing facility endangers other’s health.
Section 483.12(a) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Thus “difficulty” is not a justification for eviction.

Nursing facilities exist in order to care for people with physical and mental problems.

Falsehood #15: “John must leave the facility because he is refusing medical treatment.”

A nursing facility resident, like any other individual, has a constitutional and common-law right to refuse medical treatment. Accordingly, an involuntary transfer or discharge cannot be based on a resident’s refusal of treatment.

The federal government has stated that:

! “Refusal of treatment would not constitute grounds for transfer, unless the facility is unable to meet the needs of the resident or protect the health and safety of others.” Surveyor’s Guideline to Section 483.12(a)(2) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Appendix PP to CMS State Operations Manual.

! “A facility may not transfer or discharge a resident for refusing treatment unless the criteria for transfer or discharge are met.” Surveyor’s Guideline to Section 483.10(b)(4) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Appendix PP to CMS State Operations Manual.

 

Defense Against the Psychopath (Full length Version)

Uploaded by  on Dec 14, 2010

Defense Against the Psychopath is a documentary excerpted from chapter one of my book; The Art of Urban Survival. Teaches people how to recognize and defend against our society’s most dangerous predators, psychopaths.

Now this is some excellent work. The clips and photos shown throughout are so well chosen and timed that they brought a smile to my lips. A big ole grin it was I assure you. It must have taken quite some effort to find video of these well-known sickos and place them so strategically in the timeline of this work. Bravo!

The narrative itself is most excellent and quite fascinating. You will find that there is a lot more to the term “psychopath” than you may have thought.

You’ll be glad you watched this.

Oh, before I forget… Note that on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:11am (!), Gilad Atzmon, the expat Israeli saxophonist/clarinetist, titled his posting of this video as “This documentary may help you understand Israel,” closing simply with “and its supporters around the world.”

Indeed.

Gerald Celente “Sociopaths Run The Whole World”

Uploaded by  on Mar 12, 2011

A word of wisdom…

In this brief clip taken from a radio show, Gerald gives us a nice overview of who and what sociopaths are, melded with an entertaining look at the consequences of these people being in the positions we find them in.

Be careful out there.

Peace.

 

 

Uploaded by  on Dec 27, 2010

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There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it — it’s strategic. It’s more powerful than bombs. It’s more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world. The story starts in the White House, where Monsanto often got its way by exerting disproportionate influence over policymakers via the “revolving door.” One example is Michael Taylor, who worked for Monsanto as an attorney before being appointed as deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991. While at the FDA, the authority that deals with all US food approvals, Taylor made crucial decisions that led to the approval of GE foods and crops. Then he returned to Monsanto, becoming the company’s vice president for public policy.

Thanks to these intimate links between Monsanto and government agencies, the US adopted GE foods and crops without proper testing, without consumer labeling and in spite of serious questions hanging over their safety. Not coincidentally, Monsanto supplies 90 percent of the GE seeds used by the US market. Monsanto’s long arm stretched so far that, in the early nineties, the US Food and Drugs Agency even ignored warnings of their own scientists, who were cautioning that GE crops could cause negative health effects. Other tactics the company uses to stifle concerns about their products include misleading advertising, bribery and concealing scientific evidence.

Learning to ‘Live Free’ comes from experience and personal growth … Lets break our conditioning!
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Also uploaded by  on Feb 4, 2011. Dave said…

Check this out: What Monsanto Doesn’t Want You To Know-The Genetic Food Conspiracy:http://mysticalmusingsandpolitics.blogspot.com/2010/11/what-monsanto-doesnt-w…

A great documentary exposing the evil agricultural nightmare called Monsanto and the story of Roundup and Roundup Ready Soybeans. A 2004 documentary film which makes an in-depth investigation into unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly made their way onto grocery stores in the United States for the past decade. It voices the opinions of farmers in disagreement with the food industry and details the impacts on their lives and livelihoods from this new technology, and shines a light on the market and political forces that are changing what we eat. The film decries the cost of a globalized food industry on human lives around the world, and highlights how international companies are gradually driving farmers off the land in many countries. Potential global dependence of the human race on a limited number of global food corporations is discussed, as is the increased risk of ecological disasters — such as the Irish Potato Famine (1845–1849) — resulting from the reduction of biological diversity due to the promotion of corporate sponsored monoculture farming. The issue of incorporating a terminator gene into plant seeds is questioned, with concern being expressed about the potential for a widespread catastrophe affecting the food supply, should such a gene contaminate other plants in the wild. Legal stories reported by the film related how a number of farmers in North America have been sued by Monsanto; and the defendant of the Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Schmeiser case is interviewed.

Another classic… I think I may be on a food binge… Ha!

Seriously though, I cannot stress enough the importance of realizing what it is one is eating… and that some of those things could be harmful in ways no one on earth can know or predict.

Be aware that this goes for every single person on this earth… it is as serious as a heart attack. For it could well give you one. Or a lot worse. And your kids? Fuggeddaboudit … they’re goners.

If you’re not really upset, you need to smell the roses, bud.

I’m thinking I’ll just go ahead and hit publish… the two uploader descriptions are pretty wordy and the film quite handily speaks for itself. Do yourself a favor and watch it.